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Edmund Blampied

1886 - 1966

Old Pier Head by Edmund Blampied

Old Pier Head   1921

  Original drypoint.
Signed in pencil.
Ref: Appleby 76
S 426 x 344 mm; P & I 329 x 253 mm
Original Edmund Blampied drypoint.

Very good, strong impression, from the only edition of 100 signed proofs.

Edmund Blampied is, without question, the most famous artist to have emerged from the island of Jersey. In particular, it is for his outstanding drypoints of horses and peasants at work, such as this image of horses standing standing patiently while while men load their cart with seaweed (vraic), that Blampied is best known. Vraic gathering is best done when the seaweed is fresh and still wet – in Blampied’s drypoint the cart horses can be seen standing on the wet sands at the foot of the stone pier while the tide is out. The sea will soon return and water will cover this scene, rising up the wall of the pier and conering the precious seaweed on the rocks at its feet.

On cream laid paper with full margins. Very fine original condition.